Disadvantaged and vulnerable groups leader: Beth Rich (Assistant Headteacher)
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
•The pupil premium is funding additional to main school funding to address the current underlying inequalities between vulnerable groups of children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
•The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Children who are eligible include:
•Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
•Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and Children who have been Adopted from Care
•Children of armed services personnel.
•Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.
•New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those vulnerable groups of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
•Since September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
•To close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupil at risk of underachieving are identified early and support and intervention is provided for those pupils.
Early Years Pupil Premium funding
- This is funding for children aged 3 and 4 years old, who attend our school nursery.
- The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order.
- Nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers are able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.
- Schools can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child.
- This could include, for example, additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.
Before a child starts at our school or nursery, parents and carers will receive a form in their welcome pack which they can complete if they feel that they are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. If you have any questions, please contact the school office and ask to speak with Hannah Layfield, Head of School if you have any queries.
Recovery Premium Funding
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help our school to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23